Flint and Genesee County Salvation Army assistance programs.

Services provided by the Salvation Army can help the low income and less fortunate in Flint and Genesee County Michigan. Families and individuals who are in a crisis can explore the Comprehensive Emergency Assistance Program, which can provide financial assistance with paying bills including rent, heating, food, prescriptions and more. All aid is limited.

In addition, a focus is on offering advice and support including budget counseling, mentoring services, credit repair, and information and referral. They also work closely with the Michigan Department of Human Services. The goal is to help people achieve success over the long term and address the cause of their hardship.

The Flint Michigan Salvation Army Social Services Department helps low income families, seniors, and individuals with emergency needs. The primary resource is the Comprehensive Emergency Assistance Program. Aid is only offered for people who are out of options and who have no other forms of public assistance available to them, so it is a last resort program.

Genesee County Michigan clients facing a hardship and who are in crisis situations receive help and Social Services. Case managers will not only help address the emergency at hand, but offer support throughout the crisis and help managing resources in the future.




  • Energy bills – Receive financial assistance with utility shut-off notices, or if you are out of heating oil or fuel.
  • Rent and mortgage assistance is offered for those facing an eviction or foreclosure.
  • Transportation includes bus passes and maybe vouchers for gasoline.
  • Seasonal Assistance includes Thanksgiving and Christmas meals and gifts.
  • Food – Groceries, meals, and supplemental food. The main center is the food pantry located at Beecher Corps.
  • Credit and budget counseling is offered.
  • Mentoring Services as well as information and referrals are offered.





All financial assistance has a number of requirements that need to be met, and there is an intake process required and that is done by appointment only. Applicants will need to apply directly with a case manager. The Salvation Army of Genesee County's Michigan Social Services Department is located at 211 W. Kearsley Street, Flint, Michigan  48502, call (810) 232-2196. Another location is at 1475 W. Coldwater Road, Flint, MI 48505, telephone 810-789-4003. Additional tips in applying for Emergency Assistance include the following.

The Salvation Army of Flint Michigan covers all of Genesee County. The non-profit provides limited amounts of cash and financial assistance to local families. A focus is on those who are facing an eviction or foreclosure, or utility shutoff. Families and individuals seeking any form of emergency financial assistance must apply to the Michigan Department of Human Services, as they need to explore their eligibility for state emergency relief first.

In addition, in order to make an appointment with the Salvation Army some or all of the following is required by them. Be sure to bring proof of household income, the court ordered eviction or Consumers Energy shut off notice, the Decision Notice from DHS, receipts of bills paid over the last 30 days, and more. In order to make an appointment for emergency assistance, dial 810-232-2196.

Food, groceries, meals, and Supplemental Food Assistance is usually available on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. Once again, interested applicants need to apply for any food items first, and walk ins are not supported. You also will need to apply prior to the Distribution Day in order to receive supplemental food assistance! When you apply, be sure to bring proof of your hardship, as well as Social Security Cards, Current Photo ID, and Proof of Income.



By Jon McNamara

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